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Join the Nexus team as a Hilltop School - Class Teacher (SEND)

Position: Class Teacher (SEND)

Salary: MPS/UPS + 1 SEND Point 

Location: Hilltop School, Maltby, Rotherham 

Contract type: Permanent 

Closing date: 9am Monday 17th April 2023

Interview date: Thursday 20th April 2023

Hilltop School has an exciting opportunity for a Class Teacher (SEND) to join their team.

We are a well-established and passionately child-centred school that provides specialist education to pupils with severe learning difficulties and complex needs. We cater for children and young people aged between 2-19 and are proud to serve our 133 students and families from EYFS through to Key Stage 5.

Our Opportunity


We are looking to appoint a class teacher, with previous experience of teaching within the SEND sector and/or experience of working with children and young people with complex needs would be desirable, but not essential.

The successful candidate will be:

Committed to personalised learning to meet our children and young peoples’ needs

Creative, enthusiastic and motivated with a good sense of humour

Nurturing, friendly and passionate about providing not only excellent learning opportunities but holistic support for children and their families with a focus on all aspects of a child’s life: their education, their health, and their social needs

Able to manage a class team skilfully with support from the senior leadership team to ensure our learners make good progress

Experienced in managing behaviours that challenge with knowledge of strategies and therapies that support engagement in learning

About the Trust

Nexus Multi Academy Trust is an award-winning Trust, founded in 2016 with a large network of academies across South Yorkshire. The vision for Nexus is that we are constantly “Learning together, to be the best we can be.” This vision drives our commitment to making our Trust a great place to be, work, and learn.

We are forward thinking and innovative with collaboration, enrichment and improvement enshrined within our day to day practice. Please see a copy of our most recent prospectus on our website Nexus Multi Academy Trust | Special Schools Across Yorkshire (nexusmat.org)

What you can expect 


An exciting opportunity to join a school with strong partnerships to the academy schools’ network and other local schools and organisations including co-located provision at Maltby Redwood Academy

A high priority to your own learning, including access to tailored CPD and coaching

Leading employment benefits including access to Teachers pension scheme and employee assistance programmes

Opportunities to grow your career and for professional development as we encourage collaboration between our academies

An opportunity to join a team of dedicated and hard-working professionals who put our pupils at the centre of everything they do and are constantly striving to improve their knowledge, skills and practice

How to Apply 

To apply please complete an application form which can be found on our vacancy page - Vacancy - Maltby Hilltop

Completed application forms are to be returned via email or post to Amanda Bennett (Office Manager) on hilltop.vacancies@nexusmat.org or postal address: Hilltop School, Larch Road, Maltby, Rotherham S66 8AZ.

All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.


Further information 


Visits to Hilltop School are warmly welcomed, or alternatively you may like an informal and confidential conversation about the role.

Please contact Rob Mulvey on 01709 813386 or rmulvey@nexusmat.org Visits around the school are encouraged.

Nexus Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at an enhanced level and a barred list check. Further information about the Disclosure and Barring Service and can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

We are an equal opportunities employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.

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Career salary

MPS/UPS + 1 SEND Point

Working hours

Full Time, Permanent

Career location

Rotherham, South Yorkshire

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